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Indian PM ‘deeply shocked’ by Wisconsin temple shooting

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh voiced shock Monday at the killing of worshippers at a Sikh temple in the U.S., while Sikh leaders suggested American Muslims may have been the intended target. “I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the shooting incident that has resulted in the loss…

Three U.S. senators call for aid to Syrian rebels

Three prominent U.S. senators called late Sunday for direct U.S. military aid to Syrian rebels, including use of U.S. air power to protect rebel-controlled areas in the country. The senators – John McCain, Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham – said in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post they were…

Sikh temple gunman had a 9/11 tattoo

More information is coming out about what led the FBI to declare Sunday’s Sikh temple shooting an act of domestic terrorism. According to the Los Angeles Times, tattoos plus “certain biographical details” were the source of that conclusion. A representative of the Sikh congregation, Kanwardeep Singh Kaleka, told CNN that…

Wall Street lenders want bankrupt city to pay them before own retirees

The city of Stockton, California declared bankruptcy a month ago and is in the process of sorting out its financial affairs. Now it has been hit with a fresh indignity in the form of a threatened lawsuit from Assured Guaranty, a company based in Bermuda which provides insurance against defaults…

Wisconsin neighborhood evacuated in followup to Sikh temple shooting

WISN news in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is reporting that a neighborhood has been evacuated in connection with this morning’s mass shooting at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Shortly after 5 p.m., neighbors said a team of law enforcement officers, including from the Milwaukee County…

Texas to execute mentally disabled prisoner on Tuesday

A death row prisoner who has been medically diagnosed as “mentally retarded” and therefore exempt from execution is set to die on Tuesday in Texas, a state that rejects scientific consensus and instead applies its own definition of learning difficulties based on a character in a John Steinbeck novel. Barring…

Ed Rendell begs Romney to pick Bachmann for VP

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) on Sunday advised presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to pick tea party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) as his running mate. During a panel discussion about Romney’s selection for the Republican ticket, CBS host Bob Schieffer asked Rendell if he had a prediction.…

Coulter: Obama running D.C. like Michael Jackson’s ‘Neverland Ranch’

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter says that President Barack Obama has run Washington D.C. like the ranch where African-American pop star Michael Jackson was accused of molesting children. During a Sunday panel on ABC’s This Week, former Obama administration official Van Jones suggested that the middle class would pay more taxes…

Police: Seven dead in Sikh temple shooting, including gunman

Update: During a press conference at 4:00 PM CDT, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards announced that the incident is being treated as a case of domestic terrorism and that the FBI and ATF will be involved in the investigation. He also clarified earlier reports by explaining that the first…

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: Harry Reid is a ‘dirty liar’

The chairman of the Republican National Committee on Sunday blasted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as a “dirty liar” for suggesting that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had not paid taxes for a decade. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Reid claimed that someone who had…

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